Recent development plans have signaled the potential end of Android Beam. Beam is Android's NFC feature for sharing small files via the tap of two phones. Developer notes show the Android Beam API is being deprecated. Further, Android Beam will be turned off by default starting with Android Q.
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Fitbit has launched version 3.0 of its SDK, and it includes a lot of new developer tools. The SDK includes four new APIs that developers can use to build new experiences and better collect, distribute, and use data created by Fitbit smartwatches. 3.0 supports Versa and Ionic models.
Foldable phones are coming back. But, they won't be like the limited feature phones of the early 2000s. The new foldable phones will come with a robust set of smartphone features, and Google is preparing to make the foldable phone experience more robust than the current single screen environment.
Samsung wants developers to put its S Pen stylus for the Galaxy Note9 to work. The company recently released an SDK that gives developers access to the S Pen, allowing them to remotely trigger actions and controls with their apps via the stylus. This may let your app stand out.
Android app developers are reporting that Google has sent out an email warning them that apps requesting accessibility services are to be used only to help users with disabilities use Android devices and apps. Developers have 30 days to comply with accessibility services usage requirements.
Android 8 is making swift progress. Google this week made the final Android O APIs available to developers along with an updated SDK and fresh beta of the still-in-progress mobile operating system. Google hopes developers will use these finalized tools to update their apps for Android 8.
Google today opened up its Android Instant Apps tool to all developers, allowing any app writer to create and publish an instant app. The idea is to increase the likelihood that people will find your app and, based on a preview within the browser, elect to install it. Who doesn't want more installs?
Google today made the second developer preview of Android O available to developers. This second preview builds on the first version released in March and is stable enough for public beta testing. In addition to offering the new bits to developers, Google detailed Android O's many features.
Google has released the first developer preview of Android O, and it's chock full of new APIs. Google plans to test the platform for up to six months before the public release, so developers have plenty of time to learn all the ins and outs of Android O. Here's what you need to know.
Google this week released the final build and SDK of its Android Wear 2.0 platform. The revised operating system for wearables makes significant changes throughout for both end users and developers alike. Google is imploring developers to ensure their apps are compatible with the new code.
If your website isn't already mobile friendly, it should be. Google today released the Mobile Friendly Test API, a tool that lets developers automatically and quickly see if their webpages are mobile friendly. Think of it as a useful instrument for what should be a mandatory business practice.
iOS 10.3 introduced new app review tools for developers in the form of the Reviews API. The goal is to allow developers to ask for feedback in a less intrusive way while also giving them the opportunity to respond publicly. The end result should be a win-win for developers and app users alike.
Onboarding users is critical, and the initial sign-up process can make or break an app's success. Enter Account Kit. Facebook's latest tool is meant to help ease the verification process on mobile devices. Facebook calls Account Kit a "complementary product" to Facebook Login.
Google pushed out a fourth beta of Android Wear 2.0 this week and gave the smartwatch platform a handful of new features. In order to power the new functionality, Google added a number of new APIs for developers to work with. Here's what you need to know about the latest for Android Wear 2.0.
Google made a second preview of Android 7.1 available to mobile app developers ahead of the platform's release. Along with the new build, Google made some minor adjustments to the Android SDK and Android Studio. Developers should put the new tools to use in finalizing their apps for Android 7.1.
The Remote Systems API is a new tool that's part of Project Rome for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The goal is to make it easier for people to consume content across multiple devices in a seamless manner. Microsoft hopes developers put this API to use so their apps are more flexible.
Google recently announced that it will soon release a developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat. The refreshed platform from Google carries over some of the fancy features from the recently-announced Pixel phones to Nexus handsets and other devices. As always, new APIs abound and require app updates.
Crashlytics has improved its Beta by Crashlytics developer tool with a new way to distribute beta app builds. Fastlane automates portions of beta deployment for iOS apps with a process so simple practically anyone can set it up. The goal is to help developers speed up beta testing.
Twilio announced at the SIGNAL conference that the company has partnered with T-Mobile to launch Twilio Programmable Wireless, a new cellular communications platform for developers. Twilio Programmable Wireless features API-driven cellular connectivity, full communications stack, and self-service.
Google's latest API purports to let developers determine where you are and approximate what you might be doing, and then suggest actions based on that data. The Awareness API will give apps the intelligence they need to act automatically and independently to delight end users.
Google wants developers to make more immersive virtual reality environments for Google Cardboard. In order to help app writers do that, Google updated the Cardboard SDK to include support for spatial sound. In other words, VR apps are about to get a big boost in audio quality.
Google released a new software developer kit today for Google Play Services 8.4. The revised developer toolset includes a handful of new capabilities thanks to revised APIs. Play Services 8.4 and its new features should go a long way to improving app behaviors for Android devices.
The free tool, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, lets developers compare their Android application's key performance metrics against the top 20 apps in the same category. The results can then be put to use to optimize applications and improve their behavior
Uber is making it possible for developers to add a Ride Request Button to their own apps. The idea is to increase the likelihood that mobile device users will book business and then travel to destinations. If your app points people to a specific spot, adding Uber could help close sales.
Google has made a new software developer kit available for Android Wear. Chiefly, the revised SDK updates the core platform to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, implements API level 23, and employs the new permissions model, which apps will need to comply with soon. The SDK is free to download from Google.